Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: Plants mound to 2"–3" tall by the same width
Variety Information: ¾"–1¼" flowers. Colors may include purple, red, rose, white, pink, blue, scarlet, cream, salmon. Almost every color except yellow.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring/summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as the soil can be worked. Mild Climates: Late fall to early winter for winter bloom. Ideal temperature is 55°–65°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots and grow in cool conditions (55°F or below).
Days to Emerge: 10–21 days
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"
Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 6"